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Rush Process Festival of Handcrafted Animation

18 August - 19 August 2018

Contact: Dave Merson Hess


Phone: +1 (213) 640-7604

Fax: -

Address: Houston

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Rush Process is the only full-scale animation festival in the state of Texas, and the only animation festival in the US explicitly dedicated to handcrafted animation, a materials-focused practice at the intersection of DIY, auteur-driven cinema and analog animation art.

Rush Process aims to screen visually and emotionally stunning, non-digital animation touching a wide variety of genres (narrative, documentary, essay) and techniques (stop motion, ink & paint on paper, charcoal, chalkboard films, paper cut-out & multiplane, paint- and sand-on-glass, analog rotoscoping, direct animation on celluloid).

A parallel goal of the festival is to provide our audiences with the opportunity to create animation themselves, via popup animation stations, workshops and collaborative, time-based production challenges.

Theme(s): Handcrafted animation

Year established: 2015

Is this festival exclusively animation?: Yes - this is exclusively an animation festival

Submission deadline:
30 March 2018

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $15


  • Documentary
  • Narrative
  • Audience
  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Childrens Short
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Music Video
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • FilmFreeway

Rules & Terms
- Narrative submissions must be at least 75% animation
-- Documentary submissions must be at least 33% animation
-- All animation source artwork must be analog (digital assembly, e.g. via scanning or Dragonframe, is okay)
-- Competition films must have been produced in 2015, 2016, or 2017.
-- For films not in English, please submit a screener with English subtitles or captions

Link to entry form

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